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Marc Jacobs USB Hub

Er, throw it in the bag?

Don’t front, first thing you thought when you read “Marc Jacobs USB Hub” is: “Let’s see how gay this looks.” Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Well, these cassette tape looking USB hubs look mighty fresh, even if you probably don’t need a USB hub if you have a current laptop or desktop. Even hotter would be if you could design your own label. Now you’ve really  dated yourself if you figure you, “I probably have some blank labels in that box of old tapes anyway.” [Nod to Slam x Hype]

Another pic after the video from The Nonce, “Mixtapes,” of course.

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January 14, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News, Random | , , , , | 2 Comments

RIP Teddy Pendergrass

R.I.P. to Teddy Pendergrass who died on January 13, 2010 after a long bout with colon cancer.

I’ll be bumping his solos and Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes work all day. The list of Pendergrass sample lifts in Hip-Hop is extensive so I’ll just roll with one of my favorites. Below is Ghostface Killah’s “Camay” featuring Raekwon and Cappadonna. RZA flipped Pendergrass’ “Cant We Try” from his 5th solo album TP.


Gamble & Huff Remember The Late Teddy Pendergrass
[Nod Factor]

Teddy Pendergrass, Singer, Dies at 59
[New York Times]

January 14, 2010 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , | 2 Comments